There's no denying that Aaron Rodgers is one of the most talented and impactful quarterbacks in the history of the game. That's why the NFL was completely shaken when the news broke of his desire to leave the Green Bay Packers.
Rodgers is reportedly livid at the franchise and its General Manager for their unwillingness to spend big or use top draft picks on skill players and trading up to get Jordan Love in last year's Draft clearly exasperated him.
Now, the former California Bear is reportedly looking forward to being traded, with some even claiming that he'd much rather sit out next season or retiring if the Packers don't grant him his wish.
Mike McCarthy Doesn't Want To Read Too Much Into Aaron Rodger's Saga
Needless to say, every single person that has had anything to do with Rodgers has opened up about the subject, so it wasn't a surprise to see his former head coach Mike McCarthy receiving questions about it. Nonetheless, he didn't want to read too much into it:
“I think it’s like everything in this business. I don’t think anything ever surprises you, and I think things like that go on. Conversations are always going on when it comes to player acquisition. Obviously, everyone knows the impact that Aaron Rodgers has made on the Green Bay Packers, but I didn’t really give it much thought. I haven’t seen anything happen, so it’s a good news story. . . . Jerry [Jones] told me when I got here, all news is good news," McCarthy told Jon Machota of The Athletic.
McCarthy and Rodgers spent 13 years together at Lambeau Field, winning one Super Bowl. Eventually, it was clear that the team needed some fresh air and he was let go, leaving the door open for him to join the Dallas Cowboys last season.
There's no doubt that adding Rodgers would be a massive improvement for 90% of the teams around the NFL, so there will be plenty of offers. Now, whether the Packers will cave to his demands is yet to be seen.